Arteriosclerosis

What is Arteriosclerosis?

A condition in which the walls of arteries are swollen, thickened, and hardened due to calcification in the arteries or arterial walls.

Questions and answers on "Arteriosclerosis"

Asprin low dose (325mg/day) side affects. I've heard that long term use of Asprin can cause hardening of the arteries. Is this true?

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Brief Answer:
Aspirin on long term use donot harden arteries

Detailed Answer:
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I think by the term hardening of arteries you mean arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis happens due to deposition of cholesterol on the walls of the arteries. There are no...

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What does arteriosclerosis , osteophytes, and spondylitis are c-3,4,5,&6 mean?

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Brief Answer:
Degenerative changes in cervical spine

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone through your query and would like to say that the words arteriosclerosis ,osteophytes and spondylitis are suggestive of age related degenerative changes in spine.
Like in- arteriosclerosis...

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I my nephew is 13 years old, but he is very smart and he always is worried about the heart diseases, most of all Arteriosclerosis; and he only wants food in low fat, low satured fat and low cholesterol, low sodium and carbohydrates. I think that it s an excellent habit, creating at that early age; but the situation is that he is growing and developing himself, and he only drinks fat free milk, I told him that don t be worried about that; he takes care about himself, makes exercise, he eats healthy, salads, fruits etc. So what can I do? should I explain him well the situation about this topic? or should I take him with a doctor and he explain to him all these types of things, I will be living with him for 3 weeks, during my sister is out of town, he is 1,60cm tall, and he weights 130lbs. Any suggestions???

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I have started taking probiotics for vaginal discomfort and have experienced black tarry stools. Is this a side effect of taking probiotics. I am a 67 yr. old female and not taking any medication. My blood pressure is normal and I have no arteriosclerosis.

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NO,i don't think black tarry stools are because of probiotics

probiotics are normal intestinal bacterial flora which help prevent intestinal infections and help in digestion moreover these are present in all individuals and are useful for us.

I think you may be suffering from...

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My dad had a kidney removed because of cancer, while recovering in hospital he had a heart attack, they diagnosed him with heart disease and arteriosclerosis. He was released from hospital monday but since he has been home he has had loss of vision in right eye cannot feel his right leg at most times and when he can he says it feels like it is bursting. Today he kind of passed out and twitched a little out of nowhere for a few seconds. What should we do? in regards to diet any home remedies that relieve pain or should we call an ambulance? I need help!!!

doctor1 MD

Hi,

The symptoms you explained may be due to an acute cerebrovascular event which needs immediate evaluation. Do call the ambulance and or take him to an emergency department for evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammad Mostafa...

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What is arteriosclerosis

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Brief Answer:
hardened or stiffened arteries

Detailed Answer:
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Arteries are blood vessels which carry pure blood to the tissues. These when get hardened or stiffened due to various problems like smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol is...

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The muscles in both of my legs always hurting like a tightening in the upper leg part If I try to walk a longer distance my calf muscles tighten up than I have to stop and rest till my muscles kind of relax. I can Sit in a recliner and have my legs straight out and the muscles will hurt in my upper part of my legs and they will ache even if I massage my legs the muscles ache. This has been going on for 6 mts or more. I can't walk much due to muscle ache and pain what could be causing this Getting on my nerves.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Arteriosclerosis.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for the query.

If the pain significantly aggravates when start walking, you have a symptoms of arteries narrowing in your legs. This is usually caused by arteriosclerosis (cholesterol deposits in the arteries wall what makes them...

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My 79 year old sister's blood pressure was 240/90 and she has had 3 incidences of severe nose bleeds in 3 days. After emergency room trips each day/nose-bleed, and some changes to her medication by the ER doctors (which she cannot describe to me by phone), her BP is down to 190/80. History: her mother had hypertension requiring multiple meds to control and died of Congestive heart failure at 74 in 1989. Her father died of heart attack and significant arteriosclerosis at 57 in 1970.

Her 86 year old husband is calling a cardiologist office to make and appointment and watching her condition as closely as he can according to the ER guidance.

Is there any particular indications, other than the obvious high BP condition, that this presentation may represent?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
arteriosclerosis is the most common cause in older persons

Detailed Answer:
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Nose bleeds are also known as epitaxis.

There are different possible causes but in older persons the most common cause is arteriosclerosis changes in the blood vessels...

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Woke up with pain and weakness on left side from, foot to hip
could this be sciatica?

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Brief Answer:
It could be sciatica.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

The answer to your question is straightforward yes, most likely this is sciatica.

If there is swelling, redness of the leg, vascular problems (arteriosclerosis...

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How does salt increase blood pressure ?

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Thanks for posting query.
Eating too much salt can lead to "hardening of the arteries" (arteriosclerosis) which in turn may be one cause of high blood pressure. The artery walls thicken and become less flexible, resulting in increased pressure as the blood pumps against the resistance of the...

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My dad had a kidney removed because of cancer, while recovering in hospital he had a heart attack, they diagnosed him with heart disease and arteriosclerosis. He was released from hospital monday but since he has been home he has had loss of vision in right eye cannot feel his right leg at most times and when he can he says it feels like it is bursting. Today he kind of passed out and twitched a little out of nowhere for a few seconds. What should we do? in regards to diet any home remedies that relieve pain or should we call an ambulance? I need help!!!

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I have diabetes and am experencing numbness on my right toe and cramping on my legs, especially at night. This seems to be nerve damaging. Can this be reversed?

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I have pevic floor dysfunction, anismus . When I take my statin drug, I wake up all night with gas that I cant pass cuz of my condition. No quality of life with this condition. These symptoms leave when I stop taking the statins. Any suggestion?

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woken up this morning by extreme pain and numbness and stiffness in fingers and left hand. i have had pain in hand and fingers before but not as severe and not lasting as long. What could this be? The tips of my fingers also felt cold to touch

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I have started taking probiotics for vaginal discomfort and have experienced black tarry stools. Is this a side effect of taking probiotics. I am a 67 yr. old female and not taking any medication. My blood pressure is normal and I have no arteriosclerosis.

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name :sheetal c kudale,pune.
hypertention since 6 yrs.,no diabeties
no urinary complaints,BP still 110/70-100/80
USG+Dopper:RK 8.7,LK 9,there is evidance of bialateral chronic renal parencymal disease
(17/11/11)Renal biopsy:coarsely granular mesangial IGa (+++),IGM(+),&faint C3 in mesangium.IGM is negative.
(25/11/11)uear:225.0,creat:4.3,sodium:129,potassium:3.8,chlorides:94,uric acid:7.6
Biopsy report:-show cores of renal tissue with 2 glomeruli of which 1 is globally sclerosed. The remaining shows matrix expansion & mild thickening of capillary wall. there are mild to moderate interstitial of lymphocytes. plasma cell,mild tubular atrophy & mild fibrosis. there is arteriosclerosis & hyaline arteriolosclerosis.

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1ST MAY this year had a slight stroke---couldn`t speak properly for approx 18 hrs--nor couldn`t remember what happened. After 24hrs approx, appear to have got back to normal, except my memory isn`t as good. Apparently I had a stroke due to blocked artery. Had brain scan, ecographia, and ecocardiografia. I have arteriosclerosis, adhesions on my thyroid glands and have ongoing hospital apts( with little or no info} however I have noticed that my abdomen seems to be more swollen. Iam 76 years old, female, have diabetes, high blood pressure, and chloresterol---all of which are generally controlled. Am also 84kilos in weight, 5ft 2ins in height. Do you know why my abdo. is more swollen now? Regards Sheila [in Spain)

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